Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day Family Reunion

I'll catch you up to speed really quick. . . The Power and Love Conference was excellent and we loved the amazing, challenging teaching (we also got to drive into Quebec to check out the French- Canadians). From there we visited some friends in Grand Rapids, MI and Cuba City, WI. It as so sweet to reconnect with friends and see their lives.

We are at the tail end of weekend long family reunion here in Story City, Iowa.  It had been 7 years since I'd seen some of my cousins. The weekend was such a great time of eating, hanging out, laughing, watching old photos and eating some more. We even managed to squeeze in a baby shower and birthday party.  

Here is the whole gang -just some California family missing, sad :(

We went canoeing down the Skunk River

and planted a Japanese Maple tree in honor of Nana
Three flavors of homemade ice cream!

 We beat the heat with the slip- in- slide, water balloons, and sprinkler

Today we celebrated Memorial Day with a town parade and service the the cemetery.  I love the expression on Josiah's face as he watched the soldiers do their 21 gun salute.
 Our time in Story City would not have been complete without a ride on the Antique Carousel.  This is Annette's face before she starting crying because it was going so fast!
We will be back in Hong Kong in a little over a month!  I am very ready to get settled back in, but at the same time think I will have some culture shock. Grassy yards and big blue skies in small town America have been dreamy.  I think I'll dream just a little longer . . .

1 comment:

  1. SO fun! A memorial day family reunion sounds heavenly.